Galaxy Note 5 - How do I use my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with one hand?

Last Update date : 2015.10.02

One Hand Operation


You have access to several features that make it more convenient to operate your phone with only one hand.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn On Reduce Screen Size


Quickly adjust to a smaller screen size and a more compact layout for one-handed operation.


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1.

2. Touch Settings 1.

3. Scroll to and touch Display 1 under the Device tab.

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4. Touch One-handed operation.

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5. Touch the slider 1 to turn Reduce screen size on 1.

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Reduce Screen Size


1. Reduce the screen size at any time by pressing the Home 1 key three times quickly.

2. The display will reduce to a size where you can reach most features with your thumb.

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3. Touch 1 to move the reduced screen to the other side.

4. Touch RETURN TO FULL SCREEN to expand the screen to its normal size.

Turn On One-Handed Input


Adjust the size and position of input controls–such as the dialing keypad, calculator, and keyboard–so that they are easier to use with one-handed operation.


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1.

2. Touch Settings 1.

3. Scroll to and touch Display 1 under the Device tab.

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4. Touch One-handed operation.

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5. Touch the slider 1 to turn One-handed input on 1.

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6. Below is an example of the dialing keypad with One-handed input turned on. The keypad is smaller, and you can touch 1 to move it to the other side of the screen.

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